Thursday, February 27, 2014


Today is my birthday, and I'm officially 39 years old. My father is calling it my "Farewell Tour", as in farewell to the thirties. I'm calling him several other things.

I actually don't mind that I'm 39. I'm 39 years old, and I have been married for 18 years (19 in September.) I have two children, a home, and a career I love. Is there room for growth? Oh, you better believe it. But then, if everything was perfect that would be pretty boring, now don't you think?

Interestingly, Drew Barrymore and I have the exact same birthday. Today, she is 39 and expecting her second child. I have to confess that I have no idea how she's going to do that. I'm exhausted as it is! I cannot imagine having to go through the all-nighters with the little ones, but then I know a lot of people do so. Maybe it's the teenagers I have now, maybe they're exhausting me more than a baby would.

Anyway, it's always interesting to see someone with the exact same birthday and see what point they are in their lives in contrast to your own. Different choices you could have made, a different path to wander down.

I rather like the path I've chosen to wander, personally. And so, I welcome 39 and I'm not even a little bit fearful about 40. Although, I need to make an eye appointment because I think my eyesight turned 65 last month. Other than that? I'm happy to be here!

...with triple chocolate cake, of course!


  1. Happy birthday kyra I hope this day and everyday be a day of growth and peace

  2. Happy Birthday Kyra :D It's my 37th birthday tomorrow and as a Mum of teens and a toddler - they are pretty equal in wearing me out - just in different ways :D

    I have triple chocolate cake for tomorrow too :D Nummers! I shall raise a slice to you - hope you had an amazing day!

  3. Happy Birthday ;o) My brother's birthday is tomorrow ;o) I hope you had a very special cake ;o) You made me laugh about calling your father several other things! LOL! Have a very special day ;o)

  4. Hope your day was exceptionally happy. 39 ? You hardly look 20. And really, 39 is very young. Wait until you're my age, which let us just say is somewhere over 65 but shy of 70. :D
    I have always felt that age is just a number and we are only as old, or young, as we feel.

  5. Happy, Happy Birthday!!! My b-day is this Sunday the 3rd! Close as we are both Pisces. I am a few years ahead of you on age. I will be 52 and this year and my 25th were hard ones. 39 is great, especially with teenagers! I'm with you about the babies at a later age. Yes I think the teenagers are harder emotionally and I enjoyed my sleep a little better as my kids got older.

    Sounds like you have a wonderful family, life, kids and marriage. Not a lot of people can say that anymore so glad to know you do. Certainly made me smile! And you look so gorgeous, can't believe you have teenagers.

    I know I am a day late, but I hope you enjoyed your special day (oh and Drew's) and have a wonderful weekend! Here's to getting better, not older!

  6. Wishing you a very Happy Belated Birthday! Cheers!


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